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BACON & JALAPEÑO MAC & CHEESE


Active Time : 15 Minutes
Total Time : 40 Minutes
Serves : 6

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 16 ounce package Essential Everyday Thick Sliced Bacon chopped
  • 1/2 16 ounce package Essential Everyday Rigatoni
  • 1/3 cup Essential Everyday Butter
  • 1/3 cup Essential Everyday All-purpose Flour
  • 3 cups 2% milk warmed
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Essential Everyday Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Essential Everyday Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Essential Everyday Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 cup jalapeño flavored kettle chips

DIRECTIONS

In medium skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels. Set aside.

Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.

Whisk in flour; cook 1 minute, whisking constantly. Gradually add in warmed milk, whisking constantly until smooth. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly until thickened and mixture comes to a boil.

Blend in cheeses and bacon; salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to low and continue stirring until cheese is melted.

Toss pasta with sauce and transfer to a greased 2½-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with crushed chips. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

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